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NOAO Newsletter - US Gemini Program - March 2000 - Number 61


Gemini Mirror Scientists

Caty Pilachowski

As the first Gemini Observatory nears completion and approaches science operations, NOAO is ramping up activity within the US Gemini Program to prepare to support US investigators awarded time on the new 8-m telescope. NOAO astronomers in both Tucson and La Serena have been assigned as Gemini instrument "Mirror Scientists," with the responsibility to assist investigators proposing for and receiving time on Gemini. The Mirror Scientists will serve the Gemini community just as NOAO's Instrument Scientists assisted our KPNO and CTIO users for many years; Gemini users can expect a similar, high quality of service. The Mirror Scientists have, collectively, decades of experience with comparable (in some cases, the same) instruments and can offer expert assistance.

If you have questions about Gemini instruments or about how to use those instruments, please contact NOAO's Gemini Mirror Scientists for help. You may also direct queries through the new Gemini HelpDesk (see accompanying article).

The NOAO scientists assigned to Gemini instruments are listed below:

  NIRI             Near Infrared Imager               Mike Merrill, Bob Blum
  QUIRC/Hokupa'a   UH AO Camera                       Tod Lauer
  OSCIR            Mid-IR Imager/Spectrometer         Patrice Bouchet
  CIRPASS          Near-IR IFU Spectrograph           Jay Elias
  GMOS             Optical Multi-Object Spectrograph  Chris Smith
                     and Imager
  Michelle         Mid-IR Imager/Spectrometer         Ken Hinkle
  Phoenix          High Resolution near-IR            Ken Hinkle
                     Spectrometer
  T-ReCS           Mid-IR Imager and Spectrometer     Patrice Bouchet
  Altair           Facility AO System                 Tod Lauer
  HROS             High-Resolution Optical            Nick Suntzeff
                     Spectrograph
  GNIRS            Near-IR Spectrograph               Jay Elias
  NIRSPEC          Keck Near-IR Spectrometer          Ken Hinkle


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